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North Carolina Gated Communities

Gated communities in North Carolina appeal to homebuyers looking for vacation homes, mountain homes, coastal waterfront property, lakefront property, and other attractive North Carolina real estate options. Western North Carolina real estate in gated communities ranges from mountain property in the Blue Ridge Mountains to lakefront homes in gated communities near Asheville's city and cultural attractions. There are also gated communities offering oceanfront property along the North Carolina coast. Explore the best gated communities in North Carolina and find your ideal retirement, equestrian, permanent, or second home.

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Gated Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, North Carolina Gated Community
Sylva, North Carolina

This low-density club community in the mountains of western North Carolina has fewer than 400 homes and nearly 3,500 of its 4,400 acres permanently protected from development by conservation easements. Amenities include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, The Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Center for classes, training and massage therapy, an Equestrian Center, The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant, a Nature Center with onsite naturalists, horseback riding, 38 miles of fishing streams, and over 42 miles of private hiking trails. Fractional Shares starting at $75,000; Lots are priced from $150,000 to $1 million; Homes from $600,000 to $3 million+. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Gated Community
Tuckasegee, North Carolina

This lakefront mountain resort community features a Nicklaus Design golf course, a lake club with pools, restaurant and fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, a 500-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style cottages, custom homes, villas and mountain lodges are priced from the high $200,000s to $4 million; Lots priced from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...

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Brunswick Plantation

Calabash, North Carolina Gated Community
Calabash, North Carolina

Home to one of the 50 best golf courses in the United States, this gated golf community is conveniently located on North Carolina’s southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC, and a stone’s throw to Sunset Beach. In addition to year-round golf and a plethora of beach and water activities, residents gain access to exclusive amenities including an 11,000 square foot community center, on-site restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, multiple tennis and pickleball courts, and a variety of active clubs and classes. Homes priced from the high $200,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Gated Community
Glenville, North Carolina

This 2,000-acre gated community is located near the Nantahala National Forest and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, and community amenities include a clubhouse, an adventure trail, and equestrian, hiking and biking trails. Homesites priced from $80,000 to $350,000. Read More...

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Compass Pointe

Leland, North Carolina Gated Community
Leland, North Carolina

Awarded the 2016 Bliss Award for “Best North Carolina Community of the Year,” Compass Pointe offers new homes, townhomes and lots for sale in a gated resort and retirement community near North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, with golf, tennis and other club amenities under development. Lots from $85,000 to $200,000; Homes, Townhomes and Condos priced from $315,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Gated Community
Brevard, North Carolina

For over four decades, Connestee Falls has offered scenic mountain real estate and single-family homes for sale in a gated Blue Ridge Mountain community with golf, tennis, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails and other active lifestyle amenities. Homesites are priced from about $10,000 to $99,900; Single-family homes from $125,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Cresswind Wesley Chapel

Unionville, North Carolina Gated Community
Unionville, North Carolina

This master-planned active adult (55+) community in suburban Charlotte blends modern conveniences with a rural, small-town atmosphere. Forbes named the region one of the nation’s “Best Places to Retire,” citing its good climate, good air quality and no state income tax on Social Security. Residents will have convenient access to Uptown Charlotte, the airport, shopping, golf and more. Prices to be determined. Read More...


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Crow Creek

Calabash, North Carolina Gated Community
Calabash, North Carolina

This golf community is located on North Carolina's southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC and 45 minutes from Wilmington, NC. The community offers easy access to Sunset Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, where residents enjoy boating and fishing. Social and recreational opportunities can be found at the Amenity Center, including a fitness center, library, game room, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Choose from a selection of custom homes, cottages and condos priced from $149,000 to $800,000; Lots from $19,000 to $129,000; resales available. Read More...


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Flowers Plantation

Clayton, North Carolina Gated Community
Clayton, North Carolina

This 3,000-acre gated community is located just 20 minutes outside of North Carolina's Research Triangle. Along with quick access to the Triangle's renowned healthcare, shops, dining, and entertainment venues, this master-planned community offers a diverse selection of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, walking trails, and more. Homes and townhomes from the mid $200,000s. Read More...


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Governors Club

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Gated Community
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course highlights this gated community in North Carolina's prosperous Research Triangle metropolitan area. Governors Club combines a family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with the social and recreational benefits of a private country club. Members have access to golf, tennis, fitness, swimming and clubhouse facilities with over 400 events a year, plus boating and fishing on nearby Jordan Lake. Lots priced from $50,000 to $500,000+; Homes from $400,000 to $3 million+. Read More...

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, North Carolina Gated Community
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Named the 2013 Community of the Year by the Asheville Home Builders Association, this established North Carolina high country community offers a choice of mountain cottages and custom homes for sale in a bucolic setting close to Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and other Blue Ridge Mountain destinations. Amenities include a mountain lodge styled clubhouse with fitness center, community barn, private parks and a network of hiking and riding trails. Lots priced from $69,000 to $450,000; Homes and Cottages from $549,000. Read More...


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Grande Pines

Pinehurst, North Carolina Gated Community
Pinehurst, North Carolina

This North Carolina gated community is located minutes from the famed Pinehurst Village and offers an active lifestyle in a natural setting of rolling hills, creeks, and pastures. Amenities include a community cabin, barbecue area, swimming pool, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Golf & social memberships are available at Pinehurst Country Club. Homesites from $70,000 to $200,000; Homes from the $300,000s to $2 million. Read More...

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Grandview Peaks

Nebo, North Carolina Gated Community
Nebo, North Carolina

Located about an hour from Asheville, this gated mountain community offers a choice of long-range views and gently sloping lots for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Ready-to-build 1- to 10-acre lots are priced from $29,900 to $89,900; Log, Timber and Craftsman Style home/land packages priced from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...


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Landfall

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This established Wilmington, North Carolina country club community is situated just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, five minutes from Wrightsville Beach. A long list of amenities is topped by 45 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Lots are priced from about $175,000 to $1.5 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $300,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Legacy at Jordan Lake

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Gated Community
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

New home community convenient to downtown, the Research Triangle and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle with open spaces, walking trails, swimming, golf and tennis. Homes priced from the high $300,000s to $600,000s. Read More...


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Ocean Ridge Plantation Presented by ASAP Realty

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Gated Community
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

90 holes of championship golf, coastal living, and protected woodlands are defining features of this community located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Amenities include three clubhouses, a private beach club, tennis, racquetball, swimming, fitness, a nature park, and a community garden. Lots from the $14,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove

Highlands, North Carolina Gated Community
Highlands, North Carolina

An 18-hole Tom Jackson-designed golf course and four-star historical inn are distinguishing features of this Highlands, North Carolina gated community set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Membership extends five generations, allowing the whole family access to heated swimming pools, spa facilities, tennis, fitness centers, and dining. Lots priced from $150,000 to $875,000; Condos, Townhomes, and Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million. Read More...

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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located 4 miles from the scenic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, Porters Neck Plantation encompasses 675 acres of coastland adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. With a Tom Fazio 18-hole championship course, ranked “Number #1 on the North Carolina Coast” by Golf Digest, the community also offers tennis, swimming pools, a sports center, dining and social activities in a family-oriented atmosphere. Lots are priced from $120,000 to $315,000; Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $275,000 to $849,000. Read More...


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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This picturesque gated, waterfront marina community is located along the banks of the North East Cape Fear River. Amenities include Porches Cafe, a cardio fitness center, resort swimming pool, 188-slip marina, tennis & pickleball courts, nature trails & parks, plus a half-mile riverfront boardwalk. Downtown Wilmington with amazing restaurants and nightlife is a 10-minute drive via boat or car. Homesites priced from $80,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Gated Community
Shallotte, North Carolina

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is conveniently located close to three of the most pristine beaches on the east coast. Rivers Edge is known for its all-inclusive amenities and active lifestyle which includes an award-winning 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, River Hall Residence Club, 27-acre freshwater Palmer Lake, oceanfront beach club, walking & biking trails, and views of the Shallotte River and its tributaries. Water, golf, and nature view homesites, homes, and townhomes are available. Lots from $20,000 to $200,000; homes & townhomes from the $200,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, North Carolina Gated Community
Lake Lure, North Carolina

This Blue Ridge Mountain gated mountain community offers championship golf courses, a variety of resort-style amenities, and vacation homes and rentals on Lake Lure. Members stay connected with the outdoors with hiking & biking trails, water recreation on the lake, fishing, and a white sand beach. Lots priced from $5,000 to $150,000; condos from $40,000 to $250,000; homes and townhomes from $200,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina Gated Community
Southport, North Carolina

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, along the North Carolina coast near Wilmington and Southport, St. James Plantation offers numerous amenities: four championship Audubon-Certified golf courses, private beach club, full-service marina village, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, waterfront park, over 15 miles of walking and biking trails and 500 acres of nature preserves. Lots priced from $55,000 to $500,000; Condos and Townhomes from the high $100,000s to over $300,000; Custom Homes from $270,000 to over $1.5 million. Read More...

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Sunset Falls at Bald Creek

Waynesville, North Carolina Gated Community
Waynesville, North Carolina

This low-density mountain community is located 20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 minutes from Asheville—an area home to 16 mountain peaks exceeding 6,000 feet in elevation. Residents enjoy dramatic long-range mountain views, streams, creeks, and wooded hiking trails. Lots ranging from 1.5 to 8 acres are priced from $69,900 to $219,900. Read More...


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The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Arden, North Carolina Gated Community
Arden, North Carolina

Bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove rests on 1,600 acres of dense forests, rolling meadows and clear streams. Membership provides access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities, including seven championship golf courses with designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Homes priced from the $850,000s to $4 million; Lots from the $150,000s to $1.8 million. Read More...


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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Gated Community
Lenoir, North Carolina

Set on 3,600 acres, this gated mountain community borders Pisgah National Forest and is 30 minutes from Blowing Rock, NC. Amenities include 5 miles of river frontage, equestrian facilities, a mountaintop Lodge, 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four waterfalls, two community gardens, low HOA fees, and mild four season weather. Lots priced from $39,900 to $139,900; Cabins from $155,000+; Cottages from $369,000+; Homes from $379,000 to $729,000. Read More...


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The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Banner Elk, North Carolina Gated Community
Banner Elk, North Carolina

The Lodges at Eagles Nest is a private mountain community offering residents all the sophistication of an upscale gated community combined with a "summer-camp” inspired lifestyle. One to ten-acre lots with long-range views priced from $60,000 to $400,000; Custom-Designed Mountain Homes priced from $250,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Gated Community
Denver, North Carolina

Trilogy® Lake Norman is a new gated and master-planned 55+ retirement community about half an hour northwest of downtown Charlotte. The community will combine resort-like social and recreational amenities with a selection of new homes for sale near Lake Norman and Interstate 77. Homes priced from $262,000 to $550,000. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. Read More...

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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Gated Community
Bolivia, North Carolina

This award winning master-planned community offers a waterfront club lifestyle with a 27-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, tennis, swimming, deep water marina for boating and fishing, and more. The community is just 30 minutes from Wilmington, NC and one hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. Lots priced from $12,000 to $300,000; Homes, Townhomes, Villas & Condos priced from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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